Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Birth date: May 31, 1999
Acquired: Rapids signed Sam Vines to a three-year homegrown contract on February 23, 2018.
- Earned Man of the Match honors after making his first-ever MLS start on 4/13 against D.C. United at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
- Landed a spot on Major League Soccer's Team of the Week (Week 17) after his performance vs LAFC (6/28).
- Became the seventh Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids.
- Spent the majority of the 2018 season on loan with the Charlotte Independence of the USL.
- Vines appeared in 29 games for the Independence, 25 from the start, logging 2,303 minutes.
- Vines made his MLS debut with the Rapids on 10/21 against the San Jose Earthquakes.
- Missed the final game of the year due to a quad strain (10/28).
- Joined the Rapids youth system in 2013 as a 13-year-old, playing on the U-15, U-16, U-18 and U-19 Development Academy teams.
- In all, he made 63 appearances for the DA (60 starts), scoring eight goals.
- Vines was named to the U-17/18 US Soccer Development Academy Best XI for the Central Conference.
- Earned the 2017 Rapids Academy Player of the Year.
- Has 23 US Youth National Team call-ups, with the most recent being with the U-20 team, during 2018 Men’s Youth National Team Summit.
- Previously played for Pride Soccer Club.